If you’re intrigued by the way atoms combine into molecules or fascinated by the diversity of elements on the periodic table, a chemistry degree may be right for you. Dr. Bryan Breyfogle, head of the department of chemistry at Missouri State University, explains to U.S. News Education what chemistry is about and what types of employers typically hire chemistry … [Read more...] about What can you do with a chemistry degree?
The California floater mussel, a native freshwater mussel, is on its way to extinction. But Dr. Chris Barnhart, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, is working with ecologist Jonathan Young and a team of others, to reintroduce the California floater mussel to Mountain Lake, — a tiny 2,000-year-old natural lake located on the southern edges of San … [Read more...] about Reintroducing the California floater mussel
Financial freedom, a smaller footprint, real ownership, less maintenance and minimalism. These are some of the drivers for the tiny house movement. Dr. Krista Evans, assistant professor of geography and planning at Missouri State University, researches this phenomena. When she moved to Missouri State, Springfield was in the early development of Eden Village. That’s when … [Read more...] about How tiny house communities serve homeless
If you lived on top of a sinkhole, would you want to know? “When a house falls into a sinkhole, neighbors clamor for information. They ask if their house is next,” said Dr. Doug Gouzie, geology professor at Missouri State University. “It’s unimaginable and devastating, but I think they might not really want the answer to that question.” Gouzie studies land formations, like … [Read more...] about Sinking suspicions: Predicting future disasters
The Ozarks region is known for its rich natural resources. Forests. Lakes. Rivers. Streams. And they’re all interconnected. Proper management of these natural resources ensures they’ll be available for people to enjoy for many years. Dr. Robert Pavlowsky, director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute and distinguished professor of geography at Missouri … [Read more...] about Securing natural resources for the Ozarks